Fedor’s Manager, Vadim Finkelstein has just explained why he does not believe Alistair Overeem is deserving for a fight against the great one. It’s because he is a Steroid bully, quote:

“I personally think that Alistair Overeem did not reach the desired level to challenge Fedor. He beat a lot of no-name opponents in Mixed Martial Arts. Overeem defeated Paul Buentello and then disappeared from the United States for more than two years, which is simply ridiculous. He has nothing to offer for Fedor Emelianenko, except being a steroid bully,”

Finkelstein then went on to say that they would prefer to fight against Josh Barnett, whom Emelianenko was suppose to fight in the Affliction Promotions before Barnett tested positive for steroid use. Do you also see any irony in this comment?

“We are more interested in fighting Josh Barnett, who is currently disqualified until September. When he returns from his suspension and if he tests clean, we might consider fighting him,” Finkelstein said.

Barnett is currently in the process of appealing the results of the test, which was conducted by the California State Athletic Commission. In the meantime, Finkelstein and Fedor are looking at a May fight with Fabricio Werdum who, Finkelstein points out, “beat Overeem when they were fighting in Pride, four years ago.”